Chemoge High Altitude Training Centre in Mt Elgon is set to be equipped and upgraded to a National training centre. The Cabinet Secretary for Sports Ababu Namwamba has said.
Speaking at Banantega in Mt Elgon during the National tree planting exercise, Ababu noted that the facility is strategic with a capacity to cater for local and national athletes.
“We are going to equip this facility and give it a complete face lift. It’s one of a kind in the country.” He Said.
He committed, through his Sports Ministry, to ensure the completion of Sports facilities across the country to ease congestion at Iten, in Elgeyo Marakwet County and other regions.
“The projects earmarked for completion include the High Altitude Training Centres for athletes in Chemoge. This will serve our sports men and women. It will ease congestion, ignite the local economy and bring investment opportunities to the region,” he reiterated.
The training camp is a state of the art facility with a gym, hostels, cafeteria, VIP rooms, cafeteria, guiding and counseling among others.
The Mt Elgon High Altitude Centre is among projects initiated between 2013 and 2017 under Governor Lusaka’s first tenure and abandoned by his predecessor.